Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government to direct the heads of the various security agencies to call their personnel to order and embark on continuous training of their personnel to forestall further incidents of brutality and abuse of fire arms.
In a motion entitled “the increasing incidents of brutality by security personnel on hapless Nigerians” sponsored by Rep. Solomon Adaelu noted that the primary function of the various security agencies is the protection of the lives and properties of the general public as well as maintenance of law and order.
He said that the condemnable cases of brutality, harassment, extra – judicial killings and excessive use of force by security personnel on hapless Nigerians resulting to deaths and harm has tarnished the image of the security agencies.
“In recent time, the trend has become more alarming in the recent time as security agents use their firearms indiscriminately and unlawfully on unarmed Nigerians even when some relevant laws provide for the observance of rules of engagement in dealing with the civil populace.
“In most cases, the security agencies are either quick to defend their own or tactfully refuse to investigate the matter, let alone prosecuting the erring officers or paying compensation to the victims or their families, “Adaelu said.